White House Rethinking Surgeon General Nomination
The White House is considering delaying a Senate vote on President Obama's surgeon general nominee, Vivek Murthy, or wholly withdrawing the nomination, according to an official. Some Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in November have signaled that they would not support Murthy's confirmation, after the National Rifle Association said it opposed Murthy's nomination because he expressed support for gun-control measures.
- "Senate Balks at Obama Pick for Surgeon General" (Peters, New York Times, 3/14).
- "Some Democrats Balk at Confirming Obama's Surgeon General Pick" (Peterson et al., Wall Street Journal, 3/15).
- "White House Backing Off Surgeon General, For Now" (Pickler, AP/Yahoo! News, 3/14).